Planning a trip to New Zealand from the USA? One of the first things you need to know is how to get here, and you probably think that "Down Under" is a long flight? The good news is that it may not take as long as you think, and airlines (especially our mates at Air New Zealand) are working really hard to make your flight super comfortable and fun.

Updated 2018 for the new Air New Zealand flights to Chicago:

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles

If you love food, wine and unique travel experiences then New Zealand is probably already on your bucket list. This article is a guide for overseas travellers planning a trip of 2 to 3 weeks in New Zealand, we’ll introduce you to our wine regions, the best wines to try and our recommendations for the best wineries to visit on your trip.

Tanya - Office team
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tanya

When you ask people around the world what they think of New Zealand, most will say something like “such a beautiful country”. The image the world has of New Zealand is one of stunning, unspoiled landscapes with very few people around and most of these amazing spots are within New Zealand’s National Parks. Places like Milford Sound, Aoraki Mt Cook and Tongariro are all within our national park system.

Tanya - Office team
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tanya

For many years New Zealand has been a coveted destination. More people are discovering this piece of paradise after great shout outs from publications like Lonely Planet and Conde Nast Traveler. So, it’s time you got there and had a look for yourself. In this article we'll offer our suggestions for a three week itinerary of New Zealand, covering both the North and South Islands.

Ena from MoaTrek by Lake Wakatipu
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Ena

Are you looking for something different to do in New Zealand you won’t find on Trip Advisor or in a travel guide? Something unique, something unusual that’s truly ‘off the beaten track.’

Ena from MoaTrek by Lake Wakatipu
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Ena

New Zealand is a small country in the South Pacific. It consists of two large islands referred to as the North and Souths Islands, as well as many smaller ones. With a coastline of 9,400 miles and spectacular mountains, it’s coastal, it’s rugged and it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

The terrain and activities are diverse and it’s an awesome country to visit. You won’t be disappointed. People are very friendly and it’s a safe place to be.

Ena from MoaTrek by Lake Wakatipu
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Ena

The “best” of anything is always hard to determine. Everyone wants value and great experiences but we're all different. With group tour companies, "the best" for you might not be the same for someone else. The best of anything is subjective. When trying to find the tour that will give you an outstanding experience, check the details! It's sometimes the small things that make or break a trip.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles

Here’s a handy article with everything you’ll need to help you get ready for your New Zealand holiday, complete with a downloadable packing list. We’ll cover what clothing and other essential items you need to bring, plus a few handy tips to make sure you don’t forget anything important.

Who are we? We’re MoaTrek, we’ve been running small group tours to the very best spots in New Zealand since 1971 and we’ve helped heaps of travellers get ready for their trip.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles

New Zealand is one of the most naturally beautiful travel destinations in the world. Here are some great travel tips, common questions and important things to know before you go.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles

We like to put the “how long should I visit New Zealand for?” question in the same category as “how long is a piece of string?”  The answer is, it depends. The short answer is 14 days as a minimum time frame for visiting both the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. That’s roughly one week’s travel time for both islands and is just long enough for any visitor to experience the best of the country.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles